Daily 10: Samsung Galaxy S10 Gets Bitcoin, Crypto Support; Ethereum Usability Set to Bolster

February 27, 2019








It’s all happening here in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem! To help you stay on top of it all, I put together a 22-part thread based on news and announcements from Tuesday. Can’t be bothered looking through the whole thing? All good! Below, I’ve listed what I considered the ten most noteworthy inclusions. Enjoy!


[1] Samsung – at MWC Barcelona – announced its Galaxy S10’s in-built crypto wallet. Supported crypto assets are bitcoin (BTC)ether (ETH)Enjin Coin (ENJ), and Cosmochain (COSMO). The latter is a South Korean blockchain startup behind COSMEE, a beauty content sharing dApp built on top of ICON (ICX).


[2] Binance – via its Binance Launchpad offering – successfully ran Fetch.AI’s FET token sale. All 69,204,152 FET were snapped up by 2,758 investors. A total of 19,860 people successfully submitted a buy order.


[3] Coinbase Pro announced “XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC order books will soon enter transfer-only mode.” As is always the case with Coinbase listings, XRP will undergo a four-phase listing process. Note, XRP is not (yet) available on Coinbase.com or via its mobile apps.


[4] The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced it is “ready” to amp up its integration with various top-level domains (TLDs). This will be a major breakthrough for UI/UX in the Ethereum ecosystem. Specifically, ENS will soon be capable of integrating with 1,349 different DNSSEC-enabled TLDs. An example illustrating how big this news is: EthHub will soon be able to use its ‘ethhub.io’ URL as its wallet address, instead of the long, hexadecimal string that always starts with ‘0x’.


[5] The Fusion Foundation – the non-profit steering the development of Fusion (FSN) – announced it had been chosen by the Automotive eXchange Platform (AXP) “to improve access to accurate consolidated data on millions of [pre-owned] vehicles.”


[6] Aragon (ANT) – a project aiming to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of organizational structures by using blockchain technology – have shared their roadmap with the public! It can be filtered by ‘product’ and ‘development team’.


[7] Sydney-based Synthetix (SNX) – formerly Havven – announced the third wave of synthetic assets (Synths), the full release of its Synthetix.Exchange, and the removal of transfer fees for all Synths. The third wave of Synths includes Synthetix’s first cryptocurrency (i.e., synthetic Bitcoin (sBTC)), a second commodity, and a range of additional fiat currencies.


[8] Crypto venture capital firm Placeholder published its investment thesis on FOAM (FOAM), a decentralized location services network that also represents one of the first TCRs in the crypto space.


[9] Big news in the STO space, with enterprise blockchain startup Symbiont announcing a partnership with Templum, a leading developer of market infrastructure for the digital asset industry. Per its press release, “Templum will leverage and embed Symbiont’s Assembly as their blockchain and smart contract technology for its regulated, end-to-end solutions for raising capital and secondary trading platform, Templum Markets.”


[10] Here on Nugget’s News, Alex uploaded a comprehensive technical interview with Matthew Schutte (Director of Communications, Holochain). Matthew does a great job explaining the various ecosystem components of Holochain (HOT), which is one of the more ambitious – but hard-to-grasp projects – in the crypto space.

Want to see all 22 parts of today’s thread? All you have to do is click below!

I compose threads like these several times a week. Following @mwill_crypto will allow you to read them hot off the press. If you loathe a clogged feed then, by all means, give me the flick and follow @NuggetsNewsAU instead. They actually do interviews and what not. Whereas I…well I just tweet about them!

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